Comment 89231

By RobF (registered) | Posted June 01, 2013 at 12:08:09 in reply to Comment 89205

You could build the whole LRT network in Toronto for the cost of Boston's big dig.

Hamilton doesn't need a big dig or perimeter road ... it needs a political strategy to reduce road capacity thru the downtown core sensibly. It has too many large one-way streets. For the foreseeable future some of this capacity will be needed, but not all or even most of it (definitely not in its present form anyway).

I like the strategy of focusing on specific streets for conversion, as long as bike lanes and pedestrian/streetscape improvements are the main focus. Two-way streets are not a magic bullet ... bad two-way streets can be worse than well-designed one-way streets. As a system they can be complementary and part of a well-integrated transportation network.

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